“The Internet makes this type of crime easy because you can pretend to be anybody you want to be.
You can be anywhere in the world and victimize people,” she said.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says."He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.In it, a scammer takes over one of his real-world friend's accounts ("Calvin"), pretends to be stranded in London, and asks for money to get a plane ticket and pay hotel bills.We've asked Facebook about how common these types of scams are -- one made the rounds last November -- and what they do about them. Calvin: i need your help urgently Evan: yes sir Calvin: am stuck here in london Evan: stuck?